Spam and Censorship

We present a new edition of Ideological Education Essentials! (Otherwise known as 'Science' Education Essentials)Do you remember Dr Shorey? You know, the geologist from the Colorado School of Mines that was commenting on the Science Education Essentials blog from a critical, but polite, perspective. Well, he’s being censored:

Um, why was my comment taken down?

Um, why was my comment taken down? I thought we were seeking truth an open community here?

No, I don’t know where he got the “truth an [sic] open community” idea from either, but aside from that he has a point. While it lasts the above comment can be found here.

What was the original comment? Well, the post it’s from is the first for this week, based on the video in You’re Special. I haven’t done anything on it – in the same way that I haven’t done anything on the last two DpSUs – because I have an English exam in less than 24 hours. But that’s my problem.

The comment – which could formerly be found here – vanished from the site before I could take a screenshot. that is to say, I didn’t know it was going to go anywhere so I didn’t cap it. However, it did make it onto my Google Reader (I follow the comments as well as the posts so I can see it when this kind of thing happens):

We should aim for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, as God would want us toWe should aim for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, as God would want us to. The whole truth would be to also point out the many similarities we share with other animals, especially the apes. From basic anatomy (e.g. “the mammalian skeleton”) to bimolecular chemistry and mechanics, the similarities and identities are quite astounding. The iceberg is more than the ice above water.
Dr. Forlow, I fear you may have been unwittingly misleading your students. To ask students which animal we evolved from is a straw man. Evolutionists don’t believe we evolved from other animals alive today. They believe we evolved from common ancestors in the past. Just as two cousins can trace their linage back to common ancestors, so with the idea of species in evolution. A cousin does not come from another cousin.
You have given three questions to ask, and video material that addresses 1 and 3. We will look much less biased if you also give material regarding question 2. We both know the similarities are not trivial and need to be addressed, not swept under the carpet.

Heresy!

He also gave the following, more detailed complaint after both of the above:

It has become apparent to me that it’s not that my comments aren’t getting through, but are being censored.It has become apparent to me that it’s not that my comments aren’t getting through, but are being censored. All I am trying to do is keep this discussion honest. It is of utmost importance that we don’t knowingly lie to our children about God’s natural creation. Proteins can persist in arid conditions for much longer than in humid conditions, and the experiment proposed uses not only water, but acidic water and asks us to compare those decay rates with real world arid climate decay rates. It just isn’t right. I’m getting very concerned about Dr. Forlow’s ability to parse scientific knowledge into creation science.

I don’t mean to gloat, but I got “concerned about Dr. Forlow’s ability to parse scientific knowledge” (whether “into creation science” or otherwise) rather a long time ago. I’m not the only one either.

Now, why did I include the top of another comment in the second screenshot above? The point I wish to make with that is that a spam comment, posted before the above, censored comment, is still there. That’s right, they deleted criticism but left the spam were it was.

But that’s not all. I have here a final screenshot, of three comments – the third of which is the spam one above. The first is another piece of spam, and the second…is Dr Forlow responding to it as if it were genuine!

I know this is really boring and you are skipping to the next commentI know this is really boring and you are skipping to the next comment, but I just wanted to throw you a big thanks – you cleared up some things for me!

Not boring at all. I appreciate your compliments. I hope you continue to follow as I delve into many more creation based science topics.

I thought it was going to be some boring old site, but I’m glad I visited. I will post a link to this site on my blog. I am sure my visitors will find that very useful.

Wow. Just wow.


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